A loan of $1,200 helped cement, blocks, sand.

Zoa Marlene's story

Zoa is 58 years old. She lives on the outskirts of Guayaquil. She has a 20 year old son. Years ago she studied nursing to be able to support her home. Even thought the profession isn't well paid in Ecuador, she does it to support her home.

She works as a nurse in different places. What she does the most is when they hire her to go to homes and give injections and IV's and to take blood presure. With the loan, she wants to buy cement, blocks and sand to improve her house (in the photo she appears with the tools to build her house).

In the future she wants for her son to finish his studies and be a professional.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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